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Nettell (D.F.): Automatic Winders for Turret Clocks
O/P. 31 pages plus 5 pages of appendices, 1975. A well respected work by a turret clock specialist, written at a time when more and more churches wanted to retain their mechanical clock but enable automatic winding. A very good copy (a few annotations in text), spiral bound, card covers. (Ref: K2898 - E4)

Price: 15.00

Penman (L.): Common Clock Escapements

Penman (L.): Common Clock Escapements
NEW. 190 pages, figures, 2013. A very useful book for restorers and repairers, this is a description of common escapements and practical workshop methods for mechanical clocks ancient and modern. Paperback. (Ref: N3377)
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Price: 15.00
Penman (L.): Practical Clock Escapements

Penman (L.): Practical Clock Escapements
NEW. 248 pages, well illustrated, reprinted 2002. An excellent book for the practical enthusiast. The book is comprehensive in its treatment of virtually all escapements including platform escapements on carriage clocks. Useful chapters on pendulum suspensions and pendulums are also included. With dust jacket. Please note: this is old stock, still in publisher's shrink wrap, now with a bump to one top corner. (Ref: N242)

Price: 70.00

Penman (L.): Practical Clock Escapements
O/P. 248 pages, well illustrated, reprinted 2002. An excellent book for the practical enthusiast. The book is comprehensive in its treatment of virtually all escapements including platform escapements on carriage clocks. Useful chapters on pendulum suspensions and pendulums are also included. A fine copy with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K776 - B1)

Price: 60.00

Penman (L.): The Carriage Clock - A Repair and Restoration Manual

Penman (L.): The Carriage Clock - a Repair and Restoration Manual
NEW. 352 pages, 8 pages of colour illustrations, many text figures, reprinted 2020. A comprehensive and practical new book devoted entirely to the repair and restoration of (mainly) French carriage clocks. A very useful book for the amateur and professional restorer - if you struggle with alarms, quarter repeaters and grande sonnerie then this is the book for you! With dust jacket. (Ref: N647)
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Price: 29.50
Perkins (A.B.): The Modern Watchmakers Lathe and How To Use It

Perkins (A.B.): The Modern Watchmakers Lathe and How To Use It
NEW. 394 pages, 548 illustrations, 2003. This book is intended to teach the skills necessary for clock and watch makers and restorers to use the lathe, to make missing parts, and to refurbish worn parts. The book will serve as a textbook for horology students as well as amateur enthusiasts. The illustrations include 267 photographs and 281 drawings. (Ref: N920)
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Price: 82.50

Phillips (E.): Treatise on the Balance Spring
O/P. 102 pages, figs., 1978. A translation into English, by J. D. Weaver, of the works by Edouard Phillips on the isochronism of balance springs and pendulums. The original French articles are fairly inaccessible so this work is very useful and now hard to find. Good copy, card covers, ring bound. (Ref: K2499 - F4)

Price: 45.00

Rawlings (A.L.): The Science of Clocks and Watches
O/P. 393 pages, figures, 3rd edition, 1993. The most recent edition of a good book, first published over 60 years ago and still in demand, written for the technically minded who want to understand more about the parameters affecting timekeeping. This revised and enlarged edition is based on the 2nd edition, with contributions from 10 eminent horologists. An essential reference book. Fine copy.
(Ref: K3708 - CR9)

Price: 30.00

Reeve (C.B.): The Musical Clock
O/P. 125 pages, 59 figs., 1975. Information and plans to build a 3-train, weight-driven musical clock movement. The book was written for the average model engineer who has a 2½" lathe and associated equipment. A very good copy, the dust jacket good but worn to edges. (Ref: K778 - R1)

Price: 25.00

Robinson (T.R.): Modern Watch Repairing and Adjusting
O/P. 118 pages, 123 figures, 1st edition, not dated but early 1930's. Useful chapters on watch repairing written by a Swiss expert with additional chapters by Robinson. With remains of dust jacket. (Ref: K720 - C2)

Price: 12.00

Schreiber (E.): Vollstndiges handbuch der Uhrmacherkunst,: Vollstndiges handbuch der Uhrmacherkunst,
O/P. 596 pages, 3rd edition, 1860. The atlas of 21 plates is missing. A complete manual of watchmaking. Sold with a photostat of the 18 plates published in the second edition of the book in 1856. A good copy internally, bound in half leather with marbled paper covered boards, front board almost detached, rear board very loose. [German language] (Ref: K5138 - W2)

Price: 45.00

Schulz (W.): Der Uhrmacher am Werktisch: Hand- und Nachschlagebuch fr den Taschenuhren-Reparateur
O/P. 401 pages, 310 figs., 5 folding plates, 1908. A detailed manual and reference book for the pocket watch repairer. Very good copy, very minor foxing, skillfully rebound with original cloth laid down. [German language] (Ref: K3136 - P2)

Price: 40.00

Schultz (W.) & Kames (F.R.): Der Uhrmacher am Werktisch
O/P. 538 pages, portrait, 392 figures, 5 plates, 8th edition, 1933. A well known handbook for the pocket watch repairer at the workbench. Good copy, boards a bit loose. [German language] (Ref: K5137 - Z2)

Price: 9.00

[Seiko]: Value Checking List, Lassale, Seiko, Pulsar, Alba, Lorus Quartz Watches August 1998
O/P. 26 pages, 1998. "Value Checking" is a list of current consumption, coil resistance, battery number, etc., for use when testing each calibre of Seiko quartz wristwatches. Very good copy, paper covers. (Ref: K4838 - BX17)

Price: 5.00

[Seiko]: Value Checking List, Lassale, Seiko, Pulsar, Alba, Lorus Quartz Watches June 1999
O/P. 28 pages, 1999. "Value Checking" is a list of current consumption, coil resistance, battery number, etc., for use when testing each calibre of Seiko quartz wristwatches. Very good copy, paper covers. (Ref: K4839 - BX9)

Price: 5.00

Smith (E.) & Smith (B.): Restoring Grandfather Clocks

Smith (E.) & Smith (B.): Restoring Grandfather Clocks
NEW. 235 pages, 147 figures, reprinted 2019. The authors describe how to clean and service clock movements, how to refurbish dials and discuss all aspects of case restoration using an 8-day and a 30-hour longcase clock as examples. This is one of the better books for DIY clock enthusiasts. With dj. (Ref: N511)
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Price: 27.00

Smith (E.P.): Striking and Chiming Clocks - their Working and Repair
O/P. 192 pages, 78 plates, 53 figures, 1985. A description of the principal striking and chiming mechanisms and an explanation of their working and repair. New copies, purchased from a retired bookseller, minor shelf wear to dust jackets. (Ref: K3754 - Q2)

Price: 22.50

Swinburne (J.): The Mechanism of the Watch
O/P. 88 pages, 1st impression, 1950. A book with lots of information and explanations for the enthusiast. This is the best copy I have ever seen of this book, the dust jacket is almost complete but with wear to corners and top and bottom of spine. (Ref: K288 - C2)

Price: 20.00

Tyler (E.J.): How to Make a Wooden Wheeled Clock
O/P. 24 pages, 38 figs, 1st edition, 1982 plus 10 pages of plans. An interesting project for the workshop, the design is based on the clocks made by Eli Terry in Connecticut circa 1807. A good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2915 - BX8)

Price: 20.00

Vernon (J.): The Grandfather Clock Maintenance Manual
O/P. 103 pages, 31 figs., 8 plates, 1983. A useful well written book for those starting out in the hobby. Good copy with dust jacket. (Ref: K1056 - E3)

Price: 35.00


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